Rosh Hashanah marks new year for Jewish faith

REHOBOTH BEACH — This year has been a difficult one for most, considering the COVID-19 pandemic and everything else that has occurred in its wake. However, for those of the Jewish faith, today begins Rosh Hashanah, when members of the religion get a head start on moving on from a coronavirus-plagued year and flipping the […]

Councilmen want to review plans before reopening Dover Public Library

DOVER — Dover Public Library director Brian Sylvester laid out a plan Tuesday night to create a temporary computer lab at the facility later this month, before a partial reopening of the library Oct. 26. However, after the proposal was given at the city’s Council Committee of the Whole meeting, members of the Parks, Recreation […]

DSU-Wesley plans highlight busy Dover’s Council Committee of the Whole meeting

DOVER — Members of the city of Dover’s Council Committee of the Whole will have a lot of things to consider during their meeting on Tuesday night with an extensive agenda in front of them. One of the highlights of the meeting will come during the Parks, Recreation and Community Enhancement Committee discussion when Delaware […]

Former NJ fireman recalls 9/11 at Dover Air Force Base ceremony

DOVER — Working on rescue and recovery operations amid the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York City the day after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, firefighter Jack Dunne looked around and saw the patriotism, camaraderie and teamwork that was taking place among thousands of first responders. It was a scene […]

Dover mayor gives go-ahead for Halloween, Home for Holidays

DOVER — Children in Dover will be seeking treats while haunting the streets on Halloween night, and the city will also be hosting its Home for the Holidays celebration in the chill of December. Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen said that he has made the decision to have the city proceed with the holiday events and […]

Habitat begins construction on first home south of Division Street in Dover

DOVER — It was a moment that Michelle Johnson will never forget and one that promises to change her family members’ lives forever. It happened the day officials with Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity told her she had been approved to build a new home at 117 S. Queen St., which will become the first […]

Hobby Lobby grand opening attracts crowd in Dover

DOVER — Shoppers and curiosity seekers alike were lined up and wrapped around the corner of the Hobby Lobby store more than a half-hour before its official grand opening this morning. Troy Moore, district manager for Hobby Lobby, said the North Dover Center store did not schedule a huge event for the occasion due to […]

Transactions rise at DSWA landfills during pandemic

The lines of vehicles waiting to make payments have been long at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s three landfills since early spring, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in the state. However, Michael Parkowski, chief of business and governmental services for the DSWA, said that while the residential waste that is collected at […]

New director takes over at Dover Public Library

DOVER — Brian Sylvester began his job as the new director of the Dover Public Library on July 20, two weeks before Tropical Storm Isaias wreaked havoc and spawned tornadoes on the city and its surrounding areas. He wasn’t sure what exactly he had gotten himself into, after overseeing the Rochester Public Library in New […]

Kent Co. library prepares to return from COVID closure

DOVER — A reopening date for the Kent County Public Library, which has been closed since March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic, remains a question mark. However, that hasn’t prevented library director Hilary Welliver and her staff for being as prepared as they can be for when the decision is made to reopen the […]